Shouting Zeros and Ones

Shouting Zeros and Ones

Digital Technology, Ethics and Policy in New Zealand

‘Understanding how the zeros and ones increasingly influence and control our lives is critical to understanding how we can reciprocate influence and control back onto those zeros and ones.’

This vital book is a call to action: to reduce online harm, to protect the integrity of our digital lives and to uphold democratic participation and inclusion.

A diverse group of contributors reveal the hidden impacts of technology on society and on individuals, exploring policy change and personal action to keep the internet a force for good. These voices arrive at a crucial juncture in our relationship to fast-evolving technologies.


Andrew Chen, Kathy Errington, Anjum Rahman, Tom Barraclough, Curtis Barnes, Tahu Kukutai, Donna Cormack, Chris Cormack, Merrin Macleod, Caleb Moses, Stephen Judd, Briony Blackmore, Anna Pendergrast, Kelly Pendergrast and Serena Chen.

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Print publication:
Ebook publication: Aug 2020
ISBN: 9781988587387


'NZ a likely target for foreign interference ahead of the election', Curtis Barnes, TVNZ Q&A, 2 August 2020.

'On the internet, freedom for some never means freedom for all', Kathy Errington and Anjum Rahman, The Spinoff, 27 July 2020.